2023 J’la menu

Prepared by Maureen Holt of Southern Graze

Passed h’ors d’oeuvres

  • Summer Bruschetta with Red Onion, Tomatoes, Basil
  • Charcuterie on a Stick (Pickled Okra, Olive, Red Sweet Pepper)


Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Marinated Red Onion, Cherry Tomato, Strawberry Balsamic Glaze, Watercress or Buttercrunch Lettuces

Main course

  • Pan-Roasted Lemon Chicken Breast with Basil Pesto
  • Chive Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • Squash and Zucchini Ragout with Eggplant, Sweet Onion, and Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Dessert Station and Champagne Wall

  • Chocolate Trifle with Vanilla Creme, Chocolate Pudding, Cookie Crumbs
  • Deconstructed Lemon Pie with Lemon Curd and Graham Cracker Crust
  • Strawberry and Basil Popsicle
Four people pause during 2022 J'la Gala kosher kitchen preparations for a photo, including Chef Maureen Holt and Rabbi Yossi Friedman
Chef Maureen Holt (left) and crew pause in the kitchen during the 2022 J’la Gala. Rabbi Yossi Friedman (in hat) was on hand to help make sure everything stayed kosher.